February is Black History Month, a time where we reflect on the major milestones we’ve marked on diversity and inclusion, but also a time where we step back to identify the remaining challenges. With the black community making up only 8.3% of the IT-workforce, it’s clear that there’s still plenty of work to be done.
Country’s Longest Running Entry-Level Training Program Offers Both Coding and Networking.
ST. LOUIS (June 27, 2017) – Centriq Training, the Midwest’s largest information technology training company, is introducing their IT Career Training Program to St. Louis.
Established in 2005, Centriq’s IT Career Training Program is the longest running, most experienced entry-level technology training program, or boot camp, in the country. It is also the only one to offer students the option of learning either development (coding) or networking. Registration is now open for both four-month programs, with the first networking class starting on August 14 and the first coding class on September 11. Graduates of both programs will be ready to enter the job market by the end of 2017.Read More
Centriq Training’s acquisition of Premier Knowledge Solutions creates the Midwest’s largest IT training company.
LEAWOOD, KANSAS (May 2, 2017) – Centriq Training (Centriq), the Kansas City area’s largest information technology training company, announces that it acquired St. Louis-based Premier Knowledge Solutions (PKS) in a transaction that closed on April 1. The combined firms create the largest IT training company in the Midwest.
“Information technology professionals located in St. Louis, as well as throughout the region, will now have access to training capabilities not previously available,” said Centriq President Kevin Grawe. “Our clients will be able to choose from more than 400 different training courses, many of which are not available in St. Louis today.”Read More
Centriq has become the first technology bootcamp (or code school) to implement Canvas by Instructure as its Student Learning Portal for its hands-on technology career training programs. Canvas, widely considered the most modern and sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS), is the fastest growing LMS in the higher education space due to its adaptability, customizability, and support. Centriq, the only technology bootcamp or code school to offer both an entry-level Full-Stack Web Developer bootcamp and an entry-level IT Systems and Security bootcamp, is the first and only school of its type in the United States leveraging Canvas in an immersive bootcamp classroom environment.Read More
Programming instructors will teach kids to build a website in just one week.
Leawood, KS. (July 11, 2016) – Geek Week at Centriq Training isn’t your typical summer camp! There won’t be the usual activities like swimming, hiking, camp fires and ghost stories. Instead, this youth technology summer camp will focus on Website Coding, Mobile Apps and Gaming Adventures. That’s why there is a waiting list for both the Middle School camp and the High School camp.
The high level of interest in Centriq’s inaugural Geek Week summer camps stems from the familiarity that Generation Z (the kids currently in Middle School and High School) has with technology. For this generation, the desire to write code, create websites and games, and develop mobile apps, is as natural as the desire to learn to read. This desire is what motivated Centriq to create Geek Week.Read More
AUSTIN WIGGINS HAS A PASSION FOR TECHNOLOGY
Computers have been his life’s hobby since the beginning of Middle School. When his family moved to Lee’s Summit from North Carolina he immediately enrolled in the nationally recognized Summit Technology Academy as an extension of his Lee’s Summit West High School experience. He’s taken six technology-related classes in high school. Read More
I know, right? That’s the question I got from the first four people I told about Centriq sponsoring the initial Django Girls Workshop in Kansas City. Well, here’s your answer. Django is one of many web frameworks that help developers build websites. Django Girls is an incredible group that provides the framework needed to help women organize free, one-day website programming workshops across the country. The primary goal of the workshops is bringing more women into the world of technology.Read More
If you’re in IT in Kansas City, you’ve probably heard that there is a tech talent shortage here. KCnext – The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City estimates that there are over 2,000 open technology positions in Kansas City today. That’s why they sponsored a series of IT Workforce Summits earlier this year to explore ideas for adding tech talent to keep KC at the forefront of the technology industry. Of course, the Royals weren’t the “can’t do anything wrong” World Champions then, so no one suggested the idea of WWRD – What Would the Royals Do? But now…
Leawood, KS – October 12, 2015 – Centriq Training announced that it is partnering with the Northland Center for Advance Professional Studies (CAPS) to help recruit local IT professionals to mentor high schools students in the Technology Solutions sector of their program. The program provides high school students in the Northland with a professional, innovative and entrepreneurial education through full immersion in high demand/high skill careers. Northland CAPS is looking for volunteers to mentor these students as they engage in real world technology projects for area companies.